Saturday, November 14, 2020

Santa & Reindeer Truck

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

Our Christmas dies are in the online store. And, you can still pick them up on a 25% sale. We have Christmas Part 1 (22 new designs), Christmas Part 2 (21 new designs) and Christmas Part 3 (11 new designs). 

Today, I have for your viewing pleasure a card featuring the new Santa & Reindeer Truck from the Christmas Part 2 release. It's one of those whimsical dies that would make a really cute Christmas card. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I started my card this week with the Splitcoaststampers sketch #827 I noticed the option of doing a pocket card and I thought this die would be cute on a tag to fit in the pocket. Here is a link to a YouTube video for step by step instructions. 
I cut my shaded spruce (green) cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11". I scored at 5 1/2" and then again on one side at 1 1/4". 
Then fold at the score lines with a bone folder for a nice burnished edge. I used a corner rounder and rounded the flap and the top portion of my card.

Next, I added Scor-tape or any strong adhesive to the outer edges of the top portion of the card. That forms the pocket. 
I decorated the front panel with a plaid designer paper and layered with a brushed gold cardstock. Attached with double sided tape.
Gold panel: 4 1/8" x 4 1/16"
Designer Paper Panel: 4" x 3 15/16"
I wanted to use ribbon but not make a bow like they did in the tutorial. I attached a 3/8" cherry ribbon and secured it underneath the flap. Then added more Scor-tape to the top of the flap to seal it. 

For element 4 of the sketch, I used the Santa's Express Tag die from the Christmas Part 1 release. I cut it once in white cardstock and then again in cherry cardstock. I did a die inlay technique and added the cherry letters to make the white tag pop. The card pocket is finished.
Now I am ready to start the tag that will be placed on the inside of my card. I cut the images using the cardstocks cherry cobbler & shaded spruce to match the card front designer paper. I cut a tag using the mail tag set using some snowflake designer paper. This piece had the background colors I was looking for. 

Looks like this die is out of stock but what you could do is cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/4" x 5" for the image. That's what the tutorial shows to do. I wanted mine to be a tree decoration and the friend I am sending this too likes these tags for her Christmas tree. 
I resized this tag to make it 5 1/4". Here is some info on how I did that. I cut a piece of cardstock to 5 1/4". Taped it on the cutting plate of my Big Shot. 
Ran it through leaving about 3/4" uncut. 
Then I moved the die to the end of the cardstock and I made sure to line up the edges of the die with the already cut edges. I turned it around so the uncut edge would go through the Big Shot on this pass. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of this part of the process. But here is a photo of the finished tag with the die to show the difference in length. 
This is what the card looks like when it is together. I originally had cherry bakers twine on the tag and then changed it to the cherry ribbon I used on the pocket front. Then,  I changed it again to add gold cording tied in a bow. I like it better this way. 

Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a different idea for a way to use this cute new die. See you next Saturday!

die I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the pocket you created for the sweet tag!

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute tag card love it!

Jeanne said...

Cute card Mary! Love the pocket with tag/